Friday, August 27, 2010

Another Ninth Circuit Success Story...

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is well known for being stocked with leftist whackos, exactly the sort of judges that rightwing whackos scream about.

Well, there’s something new to scream about: the 9th Circuit has determined that the police may track you at all times without a warrant.

Government agents can sneak onto your property in the middle of the night, put a GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of everywhere you go. This doesn’t violate your Fourth Amendment rights, because you do not have any reasonable expectation of privacy in your own driveway — and no reasonable expectation that the government isn’t tracking your movements.


Now the questions is… if you discover a GPS tracking device on your car, what are you legally allowed to do with it?

Obvious suggestions include:

1) Remove and destroy

2) Leave it alone, and drive only where you want the authorities to know you’re going

3) Remove and place in garbage

4) Remove and place on random civilian vehicle

5) Remove and place on long-haul freight truck

6) Remove and mail to Hong Kong

7) Remove and mail to cops

8 ) Remove and send to FBI via strip-o-gram

9) Remove and sell on ebay

10) Remove, disassemble and use as part of an autonomous aircraft guidance system. post videos to Youtube, be sure to thank authorities for the free donation of the electronics that made it all possible

11) Remove and place on police car (slightly risky)

12) Remove and attach to helium-filled weather balloon

13) Remove and attach to sewer rat

14) Remove and “clone” so that there are, say, fifty of you running around

Have fun!   :)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Time as We Know It....

I occasionally use time travel myself.

I was shopping at a grocery store when a co-worker who happened to be shopping there also came by and asked if that was my brother I had just been talking to. I usually reply with a classy "Huh?" but for some reason I replied "No that's actually me from the future. I've come back to destroy the time machine."

"What time machine?" He demanded.

"The one in the walk in freezer, of course. I'm not going to keep something dangerous like that around the house, you know."

He laughed, and that's when I hit him.

When he asked if I was crazy, I told him, "Look, the last time a guy in a leather diaper was bearing down on you with a giant pitch fork, you told me to hit you if you ever laughed at the idea of time travel."

I swear I don't know why they look at me sideways when I'm at my desk....

Monday, August 16, 2010

Let’s get the groundwork out of the way.

To the left, it’s an article of faith that America is too powerful. America is too influential. America is too rich. America consumes too much. Americans as a group are too independent, too rowdy, not controlled enough. Americans are too nationalistic, too unwilling to give up part or all of their sovereignty to “emerging world governance”.

America needs to be humbled. Americans need to have their confidence shattered, to become introspective, to consider (finally, at long last) “why they hate us”. America needs to bow to world opinion.

All of this is necessary in order to advance the single paramount social good: equality (of outcome). Equality is more important than anything else. In particulaar, equality is more important than freedom. Creating a state of equality, and maintaining it, will require government control and if individual liberty opposes that, then liberty shall have to give way.

With Obama, the left finally has a president who is in tune with this philosophy